DEC Public Meeting on Former Munsey Cleaners Site
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday July 27, at 7 p.m. to present its proposal for the cleanup of environmental contamination at the former Munsey Cleaners Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site. The meeting will be held at the Port Washington Public Library located on 1 Library Drive, Port Washington. At the meeting, DEC and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) staff will review the history of the site, describe the results of investigations completed to date, and the rationale behind the Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP).
La Motta's Still a Favorite Port Washington Eatery
La Motta's Waterside Restaurant, a favorite with Port Washington residents for over a decade, provides delicious food in a lovely setting. Located at the Manhasset Bay Marina on Manhasset Isle, the restaurant furnishes spectacular views of Manhasset Bay. Our dining party agreed that the view at sunset rivals that of any vacation spot. Laura, our gracious server, told us that after a storm last week, the diners were treated to not one, but three rainbows. One of the diners described it as "a little bit of paradise."
Second Annual Lacrosse Jamboree and BBQ Rocks
On Saturday June 25, Port Washington Youth Activities and The Port Community celebrated another tremendously successful lacrosse season with its Second Annual Lacrosse Jamboree and barbeque.
On the Bay
Manhasset Bay has taken on a new look lately. In addition to the beautiful boats that grace our waterscape, an observer will detect a rather small vessel winding its way through the mooring field. This is happening more and more frequently, and the occupants range in age from young kids up to adults. We are talking about the kayakers who come out for a spin on a sunny day and get a great view of land from another perspective. And while they are out there enjoying the scenery, they are also getting a rather nice workout. So for all of you who have never been on the water, or are a sailor or motor sailor at heart, you may want to try out kayaking. In fact, there will be a chance to do just that and help out the Port Washington community at the same time. Atlantic Outfitters and Kayaken-Outfitters are co-sponsoring a Kayak Regatta on Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The registration fee is $25.00 and all proceeds will go to the Port Washington Community Chest. A course is planned that will provide about six stops along the way and prizes will be awarded in various categories. The day promises to be a lot of fun. Interested parties can gather at the Town Dock just before 9 a.m. So why not spend a great morning on the water and at the same time support our local Community Chest? For more information: John Thomson at Atlantic Outfitters (www.atlanticoutfitters.us, 516-767-2215) and Ken Fink of Kayaken-Outfitters (www.kayakken-outfitters.com, 516-635-0997.
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